Flow Arts Discoveries

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Each Wednesday, we discuss hot topics and dive deeper into certain aspects of the flow arts.

April 1 2015

Definitions of Flow

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:45+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

  When we get into a conversation about the Flow Arts with others, things get muddied up quickly with off shooting conversations about exactly what we mean by the word flow. In the English language, like many words, flow has a many different meanings. So, in order to continue the larger discussion concerning flow and [...]

March 25 2015

Discoveries: Flow Shows San Francisco & NYC

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:46+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Khan Wong started the Flow Show in San Francisco in 2009 on his own to help establish and expand the flow arts as an artistic performance movement. After a few years, he teamed up with Shawn & Prisna from flowtoys and the non-profit, Fund the Flow Arts and have co-produced 7 Flow Shows since. After bringing Noel Yee on board around 4 [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Netiquette

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

This is the second installment of our social media for flow artists series, or life hacks. Today we are discussing an underdiscussed topic in our community: netiquette. Netiquette can be understood as good online manners. While our community tends to push the boundaries and limits of physics and convention, there are still some unsaid but [...]

Discoveries: Spin More Poi with Willow Solow

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Willow Solow has immersed himself head first into the world of the flow arts. Considering himself a poi monk, he dedicates his life to learning, educating, and serving the poi and flow arts community. He strives to create an umbrella under which all poi spinners can have a unified reference for developed and practiced conventions and frameworks [...]

FLAME Instructor Selection Process Revealed

By | 2015-03-11T09:01:48+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

This will be the 2nd year FLAME has experimented with a voting based system for Instructor Selection. They've attempted to improve the system to bring to you the best flow festival in the Southeaster US. It is clear that the team has worked very hard to make sure that selection is fair. One main issue [...]

FAI Discoveries: What is Same Direction Split-time?

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:49+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEba5IjaQN4 Split time is when both hands move in circles 180 degrees in the same direction. Each hand passes the bottom of the circle at opposite times. Each hand faces the opposite of one another. Try these patterns in both the wall plane and the wheel plane. This pattern is like a free style [...]

February 25 2015

FAI Discoveries: 2015 Ultimate Ninja Competition

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:50+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Ken Hill and Flow-Tricks have created The Ultimate Ninja Competition for flow arts ninjas. Interpret “ninja” however you wish. Ninja is a funny word, says Ken. Whenever you capture someone in the flow, and you feel like that dude is a ninja. That’s what we are trying to capture. All you have to do to enter [...]

Flow Arts Discoveries: Flow Dojo, A Flow Research Institute

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:51+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://vimeo.com/119088798 The flow arts community is all about flow. It's our namesake. We understand the value in finding that blissful state between mind and body connection. Now there is a research institute dedicated to studying why and how this state occurs. Perhaps we will see some research come out of fire performing or other [...]

Flow Arts Discoveries: What is Contact Staff?

By | 2015-02-11T11:08:53+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

http://youtu.be/8348LoGZNSE Noel Yee explains the history and uses of contact staff. Contact staff refers to spinning the staff without using the fingers or thumbs to grip the staff. Many of the modern contact staff techniques come from baton twirling community and the Chinese art of Fei-Cha. Contact Staff artists create remarkable visual effects since the [...]

Flow Arts Discoveries: What is Poi?

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:52+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

http://youtu.be/uD6PYGywngg History Poi originally comes from the Maori people of New Zealand, where it involves a longstanding tradition of music, dance, and singing. Traditional poi are made from natural materials for the cord and ball. The modern practice is significantly different from the traditional. The dances are less structured, the music can be anything we [...]

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